According to research done by FGCU, the water of the Estero River is “Impaired”. That means that a large number of bacteria and heavy metals have been discovered in the water.
Jim Boesch, from the Estero Village Council, said, “The river is our main water flow sourcing and if that isn’t clean, it flows into the housing and all the other areas of Estero that are important to us. We have to make sure the river is clean to begin with. It all goes out to Estero Bay.”
Village leaders just approved a contract with Johnson Engineering that costs $41,000. The project will build 6 Water Quality Monitoring Stations at different points of the river.
These Water Quality Monitoring Stations will help determine the source of the pollution in the Estero River.